Auburn quarterback Sean White dismissed after arrest on public intoxication charge

Update: Auburn announced Monday morning that it had dismissed quarterback Sean White from the team. White was arrested by Auburn police early Sunday. He had just finished serving a two-game suspension for undisclosed reasons.

"Sean White is no longer a part of our football program at Auburn," said Gus Malzahn in a statement. "He has made poor decisions that are not in the best interest of our program, and more importantly, himself. We appreciate his time at Auburn and wish him nothing but the best."

White, a junior, started 16 games for Auburn in 2015 and '16, completing 63.9 percent of his passes for 1,679 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions. 

Original story

Hours after Auburn's 24-10 home victory over Mercer, Tigers quarterback Sean White was arrested and charged with public intoxication. 

According to, White, who is 21, was arrested at 2:45 a.m. near downtown Auburn after serving a two-game suspension for undisclosed reasons.

This another disappointing development for White. The Hollywood, Florida, native started 10 games in 2016, but broke his forearm in the Sugar Bowl. After recovering from surgery, White fell behind Jarrett Stidham in the quarterback competition and just this week returned from a two-game suspensions for undisclosed reasons.

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